Wangaratta Jazz

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2020 – read the media release.

AGM 4 March 2019

Would you like to be part of the future of Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues?  Our AGM is being held in Wangaratta on 4 March, in the Conference Room at Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre from 7pm.

We’re filling vacant positions on the Board and welcome nominations from skilled and experienced Board members with a vision to help us carry this important festival forward into a bright future.

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Praise for 2018’s festival

“After a tough couple of years when the festival’s future was uncertain, things are now looking up for Wangaratta. The signs this year were all positive, with a boldly eclectic program, bigger crowds and an air of optimism among festival-goers – all of which augurs well for next year’s 30th anniversary.” Jessica Nicholas ‘The Age’ Read more

“There can be little doubt that the Festival has, over its near three-decade existence, helped shape the course of jazz in this country, whether via its commitment to showcasing ambitious new work by Australian composers, or staging large-scale performances beyond the scope of most jazz clubs and venues. Along the way, the Festival has delivered substantial audiences for this music and has nurtured several generations of Australian musicians via the National Jazz Awards.”  Des Cowley, ‘Australian Book Review’ Read more